If you have been following my posts lately, you know we are building a new home in Kentucky to be closer to our daughter, son in law and "coming soon" grandson. Things have been moving along and we had been hopeful for an early August move in. Notice, I said "had been hopeful."
Mother Nature showed who was in charge over the weekend and we are waiting to hear what type of delay we are facing. Our delay is nothing compared with what our neighbors next to us are currently going through.
Late Friday, a terrible storm came through our future neighborhood and our next door neighbor's home was struck by lightning, severely damaging their new roof. The fire department checked the home thoroughly and were unable to find any hot spots or signs of fire. The family left for the night to stay with relatives. A few hours later, another neighbor noticed the house was completely engulfed in flames.
Sadly, the home is a total loss. This is such a heartbreaking scene. I have never seen a home so destroyed by fire. The owners had only moved in just three weeks ago. Thankful to God they are all safe. Still, they are going through a lot right now and my heart just aches for them. Our house is to the right in this picture.
Pale in comparison to our neighbors misfortune, but our house did suffer some damage.
The Tyvek house wrap was melted off part of our house, due to the high temperature of the fire.
The neighbors to the other side had a large portion of their vinyl siding literally melt off of their house, as well as extensive fire singe on the plywood exposed. They also had to be terrified watching this all unfold.
Our house can easily be fixed and a delayed move in date is merely an inconvenience. Our real prayers go out to the other two families so greatly affected by this horrible fire.
Thanks for stopping by - and if you have extra prayers and positive thoughts to spare, please send them up for our neighbors,